If somebody were to ask you, “what do you get if you cross Napoleon with a bunch of pixelated rabbits?” you would probably assume that you were supposed to wait for the punchline. I’m not sure that my answer, “Ah! I know this one; it was on the NES!” is correct, sadly, so perhaps you have a better suggestion? While waiting for the endless stream of answers on a postcard to arrive, I’ll tell you the vital statistics; Napoleon vs Rabbits is a grid slot from Blue Guru Games, meaning there are no payways or paylines. The RTP is set at 95.45%, whilst the top win from a 100-billion round simulation was 3,895x the total bet.
We have a few interesting special features to discuss; let’s start with the Napoleon wild, a special symbol that does not disappear as part of a cascade and is guaranteed to always appear once on every single spin. Winning clusters that include a Napoleon wild will spawn a rabbit on the edge of the reel set, who will wait patiently for all winning cascades to be completed. At the end of each spin, all spawned rabbits will make their way towards Napoleon, leaving a trail of mystery symbols in their wake. If a rabbit stumbles into a rabbit box, things start to get crazy, as the rabbit now does what rabbits do best: Multiply! The main bonus round is a free spin feature with an ascending multiplier to boost the value of any winning combinations.
The time has come! It’s time to choose your side! Will you join team red, the horde of rabbits with a plot to take down their arch enemy? Or do you give your allegiance to team blue, the French military mastermind with a ruthless reputation? You’re your choice, then fire up our free demo slot of Napoleon vs Rabbits below.
napoleon vs rabbits slot theme, stakes, pays & symbols
Napoleon Vs Rabbits slot paytable
Okay, I may have oversold this one a little with that introduction, but it’s all just a bit of fun! I could have sworn there really was an old-school Nintendo game that featured a concept somewhat akin to this, but there doesn’t appear to be any trace of such a thing mentioned online. I thought hard about what other online slots I have seen that utilise an 8-bit graphical style and only came up with Relax Gaming's Hellcatraz and Thunderkick's Flame Busters. I’m sure there are many more 8-bit style games out there that I’m either forgetting or have yet to see, but I also hope that slot developers will decide to make more games in this style, as I am a total sucker for retro games, especially those from the Mega Drive/Super NES era!
As a grid slot, the paytable offered by Napoleon vs Rabbits is predictably obtuse. I’ll provide you with the payouts for a maximum cluster of 40-49 symbols, clusters of 25-29 symbols, and also a smaller cluster of 10-14 symbols. Hopefully, this will provide a helpful insight into the types of wins you can reasonably expect whilst playing this machine. In first place, Napoleon's hat has some nice wins attached at 1,000x/125x/10x your bet for the aforementioned cluster sizes. In second place, the medal is also a valuable symbol with returns of 750x/75x/7.5x your bet. Holding on the final podium spot is the sword, which pays 500x/50x/5x – remember, these numbers relate to clusters of 40-49/25-29/10-14 symbols, respectively. That’s your lot as far as the high-paying group is concerned - carrots represent the remaining four symbols with far lower payouts, so cross your fingers to hit lots of those all-important wild symbols along with the three high-paying symbols.
How about the price of playing the game? It's good news for both low and high rollers, with the minimum stake starting at €0.10 a spin and maxing out at €100. If I were being overcritical here, I would say that there could have been more selections between these two amounts for players to choose from, as it feels somewhat limited. Still, there should be no problems finding a stake relative to your bankroll.
base game & modifiers
Napoleon Vs Rabbits slot base game
If you aren’t especially familiar with the grid slot genre, you might be somewhat taken aback when you see the huge playfield utilised in this game. It’s a 7x7 grid, creating 49 positions where symbols can land. That sounds like a lot, but as this game features just seven unique regular symbols, it isn’t as challenging as you may think to build up a reasonably sized cluster of matching symbols.
In addition to the regular wild symbol (represented by what looks like a shield with the letter W carved into it), you will also spot at least one special Napoleon wild on the reels during each spin.
Napoleon does not disappear alongside the other symbols when a winning cluster appears on the reels, leaving him available to help form a new winning cluster once the reels have been filled with a new set of symbols.
mystery rabbit box
This is another special symbol that does not cascade, as it is not used to form regular winning clusters. Instead, the rabbit box is unlocked whenever a winning cluster is formed adjacent to it. When this happens, the box will release several mystery rabbit symbols onto the reels. At the end of the spin, the mystery rabbit symbols will all transform into one matching symbol chosen randomly from the paytable.
Any winning cluster which forms, including a Napoleon wild, will spawn one mystery rabbit symbol at the edge of the playfield. After all winning clusters have been evaluated, any rabbits spawned during the round will move towards Napoleon, leaving a trail of mystery rabbit symbols behind them. At the end of the spin, the mystery rabbit symbols will all transform into one matching symbol chosen at random from the paytable.
napoleon vs rabbits slot bonus features
Napoleon Vs Rabbits slot free spins feature
You may have noticed we haven’t mentioned anything about the scatter symbols up to this point – if so, congratulations on being amazingly observant! The reason for the omission is that there are no scatter symbols used in this game, with the feature instead being triggered after unlocking three mystery rabbit boxes during a single base game round.
Unlocking three mystery rabbit boxes will trigger the bonus round, where you will receive seven free spins and a 1x win multiplier. Each box you unlock after the third will add three more spins to your starting total. Extra spins can also be won whilst the bonus is active, with each unlocked mystery box awarding three additional spins and increasing your win multiplier by a further x1 in value.
During my testing of this slot, I don’t think I had a single bonus round which was not extended to at least ten free spins, and I even had one feature that went on for more than 30 free spins! Longer bonus rounds are especially desirable in this game because of the ascending multiplier, which is retained until all free spins have been completed.
I had to make sure I hadn’t forgotten what bet I was using after clicking on the bonus buy feature for the first time, but it turned out that I was not mistaken. The price to utilise the bonus buy feature in this game is just 50x the current bet! At that price, you would be mad not to advantage of this facility if it is permitted within your jurisdiction.
napoleon vs rabbits slot review final thoughts
The 8-bit graphical style used in this game really appeals to me, and I’m also a massive fan of the grid slot genre as well. The only slight issue some may have with Napoleon vs Rabbits is the lower-than-average maximum win, but if you can live with that aspect, you should have bags of fun spinning this one.